Get Active

Get Active AnyPlace, Anywhere, Anytime! Have fun and enjoy being physically active while participating in low barrier activities suitable for all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels
spin class, biking

Virtual - Synchronous

Take part in FREE Online Synchronous activities to get your body moving. Activities are live!

Virtual Fitness

Ergo Your Posture

Lunch and Learn Workshop Series


Virtual - Asynchronous

Take a break and replenish your energy, attention and creativity with FREE Online Asynchronous activities that are pre-recorded!

Virtual Fitness

Movement Breaks

Random Acts of Exercise



In Person in Kelowna

Visit us in person and get your sweat on! *fees may be required


Register and Play

Group Fitness


In Person Anywhere in the World

Check out these great ideas for ways to be active any where around the globe!

Exercise and Physical Activity Ideas

YMCA Locations across Canada


Physical Activity Coaching

Struggling to fit movement into your day? Need exercise ideas? Want help getting started? Recreation is here for you! Speak with a student peer about how to get started, keep going or spice up your exercise routine.

Online coaching sessions will be 30 minutes set in a time that fits into your day. Coaching sessions help to break down barriers, set goals and suggest ways to fit activity into your schedule. Sessions are free and open to all of our UBC community.

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Move ubc

Move UBC is a university-wide annual initiative to increase physical activity and reduce the time students, staff, faculty and the UBC community spend sitting. Small changes can add up to big impacts—moving more and sitting less can improve both mental and physical health, impact academic and professional success, and contribute to wellbeing in meaningful ways.

Learn More 


  • Explore ways to move that work for you
  • Tips for fitting physical activity into your day
  • Provincial Health Guidelines during COVID-19.


  • The benefits of moving more and breaking up sedentary behaviour
  • Explore Canada’s 24-hour Movement Guidelines


  • Help promote Move UBC
  • Host an event
  • Share physical activity resources


  • Check out what’s happening during Move UBC month!
  • Add your own events and programs!

Why Get Active

Regular movement and physical activity contributes to our overall wellbeing. Regular physical activity boosts your physical health, your mental and emotional health and your social health.

student running on campus trails outside

Benefits of physical activity:

  • Reduces sensitivity to stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improves learning and mental performance
  • Fosters self-acceptance
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Increases energy levels
  • Improves social wellbeing
  • Helps to maintain a healthy body weight
  • Positive way to spend time with friends and family
  • Great way to have fun!

How to Get Active

How to integrate activity into your day

Choose activities you enjoy

Try different activities until you find the one that is right for you.

Schedule your exercise

Treat it like an appointment and write it down in your calendar.

Make it social

Making plans with a friend can keep you more accountable.

Use Active Transportation

Walk, bike or run instead of using transit or a car.

Join a team

Check out Intramurals or events for a great way to make friends.

Set realistic goals

Consider how active you are and set yourself up for success.

Barriers to fitness and solutions

No time

Try identifying three 30 minute time slots in your calendar. Book them off for physical activity.

No one to go with

Develop new friendships with physically active people. Join a club!

So tired after school/work

Schedule physical activity when you feel most energetic.

Too much on the To-Do list

Plan ahead – make an appointment on the calendar and keep the appointment with yourself.